Adult Smoking Habits in Great Britain 1974 to 2016

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This dataset includes information regarding proportion who smoke cigarettes, cigarette consumption, the proportion who have never smoked cigarettes and proportion of smokers who have quit by sex/age over time in Great Britain from 1974 to 2016.

Complexity

Since 1974, the number of cigarettes smoked each day on average amongst current smokers has been declining. Although the average daily cigarette consumption in Great Britain increased slightly in 2016 to 12.0, this increase was not statistically significant. For women, the average consumption in 2016 was similar to that observed in 2015 at 11.0. The prevalence of smoking among the population in Great Britain continues to fall whilst the proportion of smokers who have quit continues to increase.
In 2016, of those aged 16 years and over who had ever smoked cigarettes, 60.6% had quit, which was the highest proportion of smokers who have quit since the time series began.

Date Created

2017-06-15

Last Modified

2017-06-15

Version

2017-06-15

Update Frequency

Irregular

Temporal Coverage

1974 to 2016

Spatial Coverage

United Kingdom

Source

John Snow Labs => Office for National Statistics

Source License URL

John Snow Labs Standard License

Source License Requirements

N/A

Source Citation

N/A

Keywords

Teen Smoking, Giving Up Smoking, Help to Quit Smoking, People Smoking, Cigarette Consumption, Quit Smoking, Stop Smoking, Smoking Disease

Other Titles

Cigarettes Smoking in Great Britain 1974 to 2016, Cigarette Consumption in Great Britain 1974 to 2016

Name Description Type Constraints
YearYear of analysisdate-
GenderSeparate analysis of male and femalestring-
AgeThe age range of persons who smoke or never smokedstring-
Proportion_Who_Smoke_CigarettesPercentage of population who smoke cigarettesnumberlevel : Ratio
Average_Daily_Cigarette_ConsumptionAverage percentage of population daily cigarette consumptionnumberlevel : Ratio
Proportion_Who_Have_Never_Smoked_CigarettesPercentage of population who have never smoked cigarettesnumberlevel : Ratio
Proportion_Of_Smokers_Who_Have_QuitPercentage of population who have quit smokingnumberlevel : Ratio
YearGenderAgeProportion_Who_Smoke_CigarettesAverage_Daily_Cigarette_ConsumptionProportion_Who_Have_Never_Smoked_CigarettesProportion_Of_Smokers_Who_Have_Quit
2009Male16-2423.59.672.315.1
2011Male16-2424.09.970.119.9
2012Male16-2421.99.274.813.3
2015Male16-2424.19.168.224.0
2015Male25-3425.49.960.236.2
2016Male16-2417.27.977.623.6
1974Male16-2447.417.842.612.8
1974Male25-3455.119.827.123.8
1974Male25-3455.119.827.123.8
1974Male25-3455.119.827.123.8